Los Gatos, Calif. — GrandCanals, the market leader in analytics-driven fulfillment, today announced the immediate availability of the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs. The solution is the first purpose-built analytics platform that helps third-party logistics (3PLs) providers manage and optimize their fulfillment and shipping across all modes, including small-parcel, less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, airfreight, and ocean. Further, 3PLs can extend the solution and provide the intelligence derived from the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud to their customers as a strategic, value-added service.
eCommerce represented about 42% of all retail sales growth in 2016 and 3PLs have had to evolve their business models to support an increase in their customers’ direct-to-consumer shipments. With the new Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs, 3PLs can immediately plug into the new and growing direct-to-consumer trend powered by eCommerce, help differentiate their services by delivering direct-to-consumer intelligence to customers, and optimize their own direct-to-consumer services by increasing margins, optimizing pricing, reducing their cash-to-cash cycle, and automating billing. As a result, 3PLs can capture new market share and deepen relationships with existing customers.
“In this brave new world of eCommerce, 3PLs recognize the opportunity that direct-to-consumer shipping presents and are struggling to adapt to their customers’ increasing demand for greater innovation and more robust intelligence,” said Sean Wilcox, Vice President of Marketing, GrandCanals. “With the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs, 3PLs can immediately plug into the growing eCommerce market and stand out from the crowd by proactively delivering strategic insights to their customers.”
Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs is a SaaS application that enables analytics-driven fulfillment. The solution was purposely built to improve direct-to-customer fulfillment, by a focused team of supply chain experts, data scientists and technologists with more than a century of combined experience in fulfillment. Key features of the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs include:
- Fulfillment analytics and modeling of shipping modes, powered by data science
- Fulfillment and carrier data normalization technology with FD-Mapper™
- Robust customer management for 3PLs to provide value-added fulfillment intelligence to their customers
“Given the rise in eCommerce, and the growth of our business, deeper intelligence of small-parcel and LTL is a requirement both for us and our customers,” said Brian Bourke, Vice President, Marketing, SEKO Logistics. “GrandCanals enables us to manage our 3PL business more effectively and deliver more value to our customers.”
GrandCanals will be showcasing the Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs at the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit which will be held on June 14-16, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. The event is North America's highest-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. Attendees are invited to stop by the GrandCanals booth (#104) to learn how the company can help 3PLs take advantage of today’s eCommerce world – without huge investments in IT or months of development. For more information on the event, please visit http://events.eft.com/3pl/ and join the event conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #3PLUS17.